Ludwig van Beethoven, a famous composer was born in Bonn, Germany. His birthhouse located in Bonngasse 20 is now a musical museum dedicated to him. This is where you see the biggest collection of his materials.
I might not see him live but I was able to visit the place where he started history especially on music composition. I have some CD’s of his compositions. Here are some snapshots I took during our visit last August 2010.
In November 1767 – shortly after their wedding – the electoral court singer Johann van Beethoven and Maria Magdalena, née Keverich, took up residence in the garden wing of the house at Bonngasse 20 (“20 Bonn Lane”). On the ground floor there was a utility room equipped with a cellar, and a kitchen. On the first floor the family lived in two smaller and one slightly larger room. During the night from the 16th to 17th December, in one of the tiny attic rooms their son Ludwig came into the world. His baptism took place at the baptismal font of Bonn’s Remigiuskirche (Remigius Church). In the following years, Beethoven’s family moved several times, but only the house of his birth has remained preserved to this day.
In his rooms and the rooms of his neighboring house “Im Mohren” – Bonngasse 18 – is the world’s largest collection of Beethoven material.